Category Archives: Blues

California’s Burning

We are remembering what happened here in Sonoma County last October when the firestorm hit, devastating communities and lives. Over 5000 homes and dozens of lives were lost. Disaster struck overnight and our music today reflects back with songs of disaster, songs of burning hell, and music that reminds us that Mother Nature will have its way. Blues from John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, traditional country gospel from Bill Neely and Kitty Wells, and more in a Friday evening remembrance.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The David Thom Band California's Burning That Old Familiar Amazon
3Under The Radar Ride These Flames Beyond The Niche Amazon
4Kitty Wells He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Dust on the Bible (1959) Amazon
5Kilby Snow, Mike Seeger He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 Amazon
6Clyde Moody 06 – Where There's Smoke (There's Bound to Be Fire) The Hillbilly Waltz King Amazon
7Bill Neely Satan's Burning Hell Texas Law & Justice Amazon
8Howlin' Wolf The Natchez Burning Blues From Hell Amazon
9John Lee Hooker Burning Hell The Ultimate Collection 1948-1990 [Disc 2] Amazon
10John Lee Hooker The Motor City Is Burning The Definitive Collection Amazon
11Otis Spann Burning Fire The Great Blues Men Amazon
12Bob Brozman American House Fire Blues Fire in the Mind Amazon
13Dave Alvin Barn Burning King Of California Amazon
14Dave Alvin California's Burning Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women Amazon
15John Mellencamp Eden Is Burning John Mellencamp Amazon
16Dixon Brothers The School House Fire Down In The Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove Of Vintage 78s: 1926-1937 Amazon
17J. H. Howell Burning Of Cleveland School Classic Field Recordings Amazon
18Max Steiner And The MGM Studio Orhestra Atlanta in Flames Gone With the Wind Amazon
19Dixie Jubilee Singers & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet What's You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? Dixie Jubilee Singers (1924-1928) & Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (1931) Amazon
20Selah Jubilee Singers I'm Tormented In The Flames Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 1 (1939-1941) Amazon
21Sisters Of Song In God's House Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
22Mandolin Orange Wildfire Blindfaller Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins Burnin' in L.A. Po' Lightnin' Amazon
24D.L. Menard/Eddie LeJeune/Ken Smith Les Flammes D'Enfer (The Flames of Hell) The Best of Louisiana Music [Rounder] Amazon
25Jude Taylor and His Burning Flames Burnin Flames Special Putomayo Presents Zydeco Amazon
26Buckwheat Zydeco Where There's Smoke There's Fire Menagerie Amazon
27Buddy Miller Fire and Water Universal United House Of Prayer Amazon
28Janiva Magness Your House Is Burnin' Love Wins Again Amazon

Jukebox Saturday Night

A few years back we celebrated the record, the radio, and disc jockeys on a couple of themed shows. We’re going to rev that theme up once again, but with a bit of a twist. This morning’s show pays tribute to that nickel, dime, and quarter evaporator known as the jukebox. We’ll also extend the music selections to include sounds of record hops, soda fountains, and the healthiest way to partake in any or all of the festivities.  Tune in for new and old, including country sounds from Kitty Wells, Buck Owens, and Bill Walker; R&B from Shirley & Lee, Charles Bronw, and The Marigolds; and pop straightaways from Gale Storm, Dodie Stevens, and Brook Benton. All this on a Friday evening on KWTF community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Edmunds A. 1 on the Juke Box Tracks on Wax 4 Amazon
3Margie Singleton Old Records One More Record Please Amazon
4Dodie Stevens I Wore Out My Record Ultimate Collection Amazon
5Gale Storm Love By The Jukebox Light Dark Moon * The Best Of Gale Storm Amazon
6Teresa Brewer Music! Music! Music! Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 2) Amazon
7Kenny Loran One More Record Please One More Record Please Amazon
8Shirley & Lee Somebody Put A Jukebox In The Study Hall Shirley & Lee Rock Amazon
9Buck Owens Put A Quarter In The Jukebox Hot Dog Amazon
10Bill Haley with the Saddlemen Jukebox Cannonball From Western Swing to R-O-C-K (2): Rock the Joint Amazon
11Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox Mr. Jukebox Amazon
12Ernest Tubb Mr. Jukebox Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
13Mel Tillis Jukebox Man (Single Version) The Best of Mel Tillis Amazon
14Kitty Wells I Heard the Jukebox Playing Singles Amazon
15Vernon Oxford Turn The Record Over One More Record Please Amazon
16Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper Don't Play That Song (On The Juke Box Tonight) One More Record Please Amazon
17Katy Moffatt Stoned At The Jukebox A Collection Of Drinking Songs Amazon
18Billy Walker The Record The World Is A Monster Amazon
19Charles Senns Dig Me A Crazy Record One More Record Please Amazon
20Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
21June Carter Cash Juke Box Blues Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music Disc 1 Amazon
22Dinah Washington Record Ban Blues Gold Amazon
23Slim Gaillard Quartet Jumpin' At The Record Shop Laughing in Rhythm: Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti) [Disc 3] Amazon
24Jon And Sondra Steele They All Recorded To Beat The Ban One More Record Please Amazon
25Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten-Inch Record Risque Rhythm: Nasty 50s R&B Amazon
26Brook Benton Hit Record Mercury 1962 Amazon
27The Marigolds Juke Box Rock & Roll The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
28Tex Beneke, The Modernaires Jukebox Saturday Night Stagedoor Canteen Music Of The War Years Vol 1 Amazon
29Snookum Russell Juke Box Boogie Woogie Chick Swing-O-Rama : Beautiful Babies Amazon
30Hadda Brooks Jukebox Boogie That's My Desire Amazon
31Hardrock Gunter Jukebox Help Me Find My Baby Gonna Rock 'n' Roll, Gonna Dance All Night Amazon
32The Hi-Flyers Juke Box Jump Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story Amazon
33Lattie Moore The Jukebox And The Phone Talking on the Telephone Vol. 2 Amazon
34BR5-49 A1 On The Jukebox Dog Days Amazon
35Si Cranstoun Jukebox Jump Old School Amazon
36Luke Wills Rhythm Busters A Nickel In The Jukebox Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys Amazon

Diddy Wah Diddy

This morning’s show finds a festive free form summer set featuring the usual suspects and a whole lot of fine sounds from the deeper wells. We’ll be sharing country classics from George Jones, Floyd Tillman, and Pee Wee King as well as some sweet upbeat R&B from Clyde McPhatter, Big Maybelle, and Ivory Joe. Taj Mahal, some doo wop pioneers, and the great Ella Fitzgerald will round things out in a free form fest on Sonoma County Community Radio. Tune in at 9am Pacific at www.kows.fm/listen.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Taj Mahal Diddy Wah Diddy Maestro Amazon
3Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Oh Chuck It (In a Bucket) Kansas City Blues 1944-1949 Disc 2 Amazon
4Hank Williams My Bucket's Got A Hole In It The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 18 Amazon
5Hank Williams I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living The History Of Country & Western Music (Disc 19) Amazon
6Johnny Cash The Night Hank Williams Came To Town Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town & Water From The Wells Of Home Amazon
7Leon Russell Love's Gonna Live Here Legend in My Time – Hank Wilson Vol. III Amazon
8Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Jones On the Jukebox Set Two Amazon
9George Jones I Always Get Lucky With You With Mark Knopfler Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets Amazon
10Porter Wagoner Highway Headin' South The Essential Porter Wagoner Amazon
11Red Saunders & His Orchestra Hambone OKeh Rhythm & Blues Amazon
12Lillian Briggs Can't Stop Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
13Big Maybelle Rock House Voodoo Voodoo: Feisty Fifties Females Amazon
14Clyde McPhatter Just to Hold My Hand Atlantic and Mercury Sessions – Disc 1 Amazon
15Ivory Joe Hunter It's A Sin Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter (1950-1951) Amazon
16Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots I'm Making Believe R&B Jukebox Hits 1944 Amazon
17The Ink Spots Whispering Grass (Don't Tell The Trees) Greatest Hits Amazon
18The Dubs Could This Be Magic The Roots Of Frank Zappa Amazon
19The Cadillacs Gloria The Cadillacs Meet The Orioles Amazon
20Pee Wee King Slow Poke Classic Country Hits 'Your Cheatin Heart' Disc 3 Amazon
21Rusty Draper The Shifting Whispering Sands Your Hit Parade – 1955 Amazon
22Floyd Tillman This Cold War With You The History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 17 Amazon
23Foy Willing Texas Blues History Of Country & Western Music – Vol. 9 Amazon
24Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) X's From Down In Texas – 1958 Dynamite Trail-The Decca Years, 1954-58 Amazon
25The Light Crust Doughboys Stay Out Of The South 1936-1941 Amazon
26Bobby Bare They Covered Up the Old Swimming Hole Memories – RCA Singles 1962 – 1969 Amazon
27Eilen Jewell Whispering Sea Butcher Holler Amazon
28Cookie & His Cupcakes Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou – Vocal Groups Amazon
29Big Jay McNeely & His Blue Jays Deacon's Hop Jump, Jive & Swing Amazon
30Little Esther & the Dominoes The Deacon Moves In Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
31Bull Moose Jackson Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones, Fare Thee Well Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
32Jimmy Durante Little Bit This, Little Bit That The Great Schnozzle Amazon
33Annette Hanshaw I Want To Be Bad Annette Hanshaw, Volume 6, 1929 (1999) Amazon
34Ozzie & Harriet Nelson I Want the Waiter with the Water The Nelson Touch Amazon
35Taj Mahal Take a Giant Step In Progress and In Motion (1965-1998) (3 of 3) Amazon

Lies and Liars

A notorious theme in our world today. But it’s not like there is a thin line between truth and lies in the end. The line is clearly defined and yet people would rather imagine anything but what is clearly painted before them. Our show today looks at what the worst often looks like. Dirty lies, white lies, poison lies, and all of those falsehoods made in earnest or in self promotion. There are those who proudly wear the color of lies and hate to remind us that vigilance is more important now than ever. Call out the lies. This week, we look at it through the gospel lens with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, swim into the rock oldies pool with The Knickerbockers, swing soft and winsome country with Carl Smith and The Carters, and we’ll also bring in some contemporary sounds including tracks from Mavis Staples, David Olney, and Robert Ellis. I don’t know about you but I’m sick about what’s happening.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
3Fats Domino Telling Lies Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe No Room In the Church for Liars Precious Memories Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Let That Liar Alone ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
6Reverend A. Johnson Let That Liar Pass On By 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
7Radio Yesterday Lights Out Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
8Martha Fields Southern White Lies Southern White Lies Amazon
9Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
10The Carter Family You Better Let That Liar Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
11David Olney No Lies One Tough Town Amazon
12Rosalie Allen Hitler Lives Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
13Carl Smith Wicked Lies Kisses Don't Lie Amazon
14The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Biggest Liars in Town Home of the Blues Amazon
15Flatt & Scruggs Poison Lies The Stanley Brothers: Selected Sides 1947-1953 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Les Paul & Mary Ford Lies Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
17Cyndi Lauper Lies A Hat Full Of Stars Amazon
18The Roosevelts Tell Only Lies The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Amazon
19Ian Gomm Dirty Lies Summer Holiday Amazon
20The Castaways Liar, Liar Good Morning Vietnam [Soundtrack] Amazon
21The Knickerbockers Lies Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
22Tex Grande & His Range Riders Hitler's Reply to Mussolini Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
23Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Tellin' Lies The Eyes of Texas Amazon
24John Hartford Politic Hamilton Ironworks Amazon
25Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
26Dar Williams/Doug Wainoris/G.E. Smith/Steve Holley/T-Bone Walk All Men Are Liars Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe Amazon
27J.J. Cale Lies The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
28Frankie Boots And The County Line Pack Of Lies Frankie Boots And The County Line Amazon
29Neko Case Lonely Old Lies The Virginian Amazon
30Johnnie Taylor Running Out Of Lies Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1956- 1999 [Disc 3] Amazon

The Object of My Affection

It’s a free form episode that follows the American songbook stream of musical consciousness from the early twentieth century right up through some contemporary sounds. A river of rhythm and song…. doo wop shoo wops, the 88 key bounce of boogie woogie, master jelly roll bakers, and sweet confections for you on a warm summer Friday morning from the West County studios of KOWS radio. Performances will include Les Paul, Peggy Lee, Levon Helm, The Adderly Brothers, Jesse Winchester, and a couple dozen more of your favorites. Settle in for a free form collection of memories and musical gems from the past century with your host, Dave Stroud.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Mavis Staples We Go High If All I Was Was Black Amazon
3Fats Domino Telling Lies Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 4 Amazon
4Sister Rosetta Tharpe No Room In the Church for Liars Precious Memories Amazon
5Sister Rosetta Tharpe Let That Liar Alone ABC Of The Blues Vol 43 Amazon
6Reverend A. Johnson Let That Liar Pass On By 1950s Gospel Classics Amazon
7Radio Yesterday Lights Out Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
8Martha Fields Southern White Lies Southern White Lies Amazon
9Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands Let That Liar Alone (Featuring Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber, Harley Eblen & Andrew Conklin) The Hazel and Alice Sessions Amazon
10The Carter Family You Better Let That Liar Alone Carter Family, vol. 2: 1935-1941 (Disc 3) Amazon
11David Olney No Lies One Tough Town Amazon
12Rosalie Allen Hitler Lives Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
13Carl Smith Wicked Lies Kisses Don't Lie Amazon
14The Nashville Bluegrass Band The Biggest Liars in Town Home of the Blues Amazon
15Flatt & Scruggs Poison Lies The Stanley Brothers: Selected Sides 1947-1953 [Disc 2] Amazon
16Les Paul & Mary Ford Lies Bye Bye Blues/Les and Mary Amazon
17Cyndi Lauper Lies A Hat Full Of Stars Amazon
18The Roosevelts Tell Only Lies The Greatest Thing You'll Ever Learn Amazon
19Ian Gomm Dirty Lies Summer Holiday Amazon
20The Castaways Liar, Liar Good Morning Vietnam [Soundtrack] Amazon
21The Knickerbockers Lies Nuggets Sampler 1965-1968 Amazon
22Tex Grande & His Range Riders Hitler's Reply to Mussolini Flashbacks # 6: Hitler & Hell Amazon
23Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers Tellin' Lies The Eyes of Texas Amazon
24John Hartford Politic Hamilton Ironworks Amazon
25Mimi & Richard Farina House Un-American Blues Activity Dream Generations of Folk, Vol. 2 Protest & Politics Amazon
26Dar Williams/Doug Wainoris/G.E. Smith/Steve Holley/T-Bone Walk All Men Are Liars Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe Amazon
27J.J. Cale Lies The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
28Frankie Boots And The County Line Pack Of Lies Frankie Boots And The County Line Amazon
29Neko Case Lonely Old Lies The Virginian Amazon
30Johnnie Taylor Running Out Of Lies Lifetime: A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1956- 1999 [Disc 3] Amazon

Tell Old Bill

We’ve got another free form collection of sounds for a Friday in Sonoma County. The July heat has us moving a little slower as everything around us appears to move at breakneck speed. So the idea is to help us find our center and we do that with sounds from the islands with Joe Keawe and Arthur Lyman, soul from the heart by Solomon Burke and Betty Everett, and some tradition with a mix of Johnny Cash, Ry Cooder, and Bob Wills. We find our muse throughout with David Lindley and El Rayo-X. Join us.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Dave Van Ronk Tell Old Bill Down In Washington Square: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection Amazon
3K.C. Douglas Mercury Blues Classic Blues From Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
4Jackson Browne & David Lindley Mercury Blues Love Is Strange [Disc 1] Amazon
5Warren Zevon Gorilla, You're A Desperado I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) [Disc 1] Amazon
6Billy Butler & The Enchanters I Can't Work No Longer Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
7The Temptations Papa Was A Rollin' Stone Anthology, Vol. 2 [Disc 2] Amazon
8Chris Barber's Jazz Band Petite Fleur (Little FLower) Your Hit Parade -1959 Amazon
9Joanie Sommers Johnny Get Angry Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
10Arthur Lyman Group Maui Chimes The Best of the Arthur Lyman Group Amazon
11Sol K. Bright's Hollywaiians Tomi Tomi Vintage Hawaiian Music: The Great Singers 1928 – 1934 Amazon
12Joe Keawe My Little Grass Shack Hapa-Haole Hawaiian Hula Classics – Vintage Hawaiian Treasures: Vol. I Amazon
13Dave Van Ronk My Little Grass Shack (In Kealakekua, Hawaii) A Chrestomathy [Disc 2] Amazon
14Ry Cooder Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now) Jazz (Remaster 2013) Amazon
15Rhiannon Giddens Up Above My Head Tomorrow Is My Turn Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Singing in My Soul The Original Soul Sister: Singing in My Soul [Disc 3] Amazon
17Etta James Something's Got a Hold on Me Chess Blues Disc 4 Amazon
18Betty Everett You're No Good Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
19Solomon Burke If You Need Me Very Best of Solomon Burke (Reis) Amazon
20The Impressions Gypsy Woman Hit The Road Jack: The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
21Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues Having A Good Time with Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Clowns – The Very Best Of, Volume 1 Amazon
22Wild Tchoupitoulas Brother John Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan – Season 3 [[Disc 2]] Amazon
23Nappy Brown Goody Goody Gum Drop Night Time Is the Right Time [Disc 1] Amazon
24Johnny Cash Understand Your Man 16 Biggest Hits Amazon
25Johnny Cash Cindy[w. Nick Cave] Unearthed Vol 3 – Redemption Songs Amazon
26Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Get Along Home, Cindy Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 8 Amazon
27The Louvin Brothers I Wonder Where You Are Tonight Close Harmony [Disc 3] Amazon
28Jimmy Dean Big Bad John (Uncensored Version) Best of Answer Songs vol 3 Amazon
29Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin Bye Bye Baby Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Amazon
30Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers Get Along Home, Miss Cindy Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers Amazon
31David Lindley & El Rayo-X Texas Tango Very Greasy Amazon
32David Lindley Mercury Blues El Rayo-X Amazon

Carl Sandburg’s Songbag

Published in 1927, populist poet Carl Sandburg’s anthology of American folksongs was in print for over 70 years. It influenced generations of musicians and is a cornerstone in the foundation of American folk and tradition. Sandburg himself described it as a “ragbag of stripes and streaks of color from nearly all ends of the earth…rich with the diversity of the United States.” Today’s show pulls samples from the book featuring performances by Dan Zanes, Bob Dylan, The Weavers, The Blue Sky Boys, and David Rawlings. True Americana from the deeper wells of America’s music.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Zora Layman & The Hometowners When The Curtains Of The Night Are Pinned Back By The Stars Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
3Johnny Cash The Streets of Laredo Come Along And Ride This Train [Disc 2] Amazon
4Sons of the Pioneers Lone Star Trail Songs of the Prairie – CD2 Amazon
5Tex Ritter Whoopee Ti Yi Yo (Git Along Little Dogies) Have I Stayed Away Too Long Amazon
6The Weavers Get Along Little Dogies The Weavers Almanac Amazon
7Woody Guthrie Buffalo Skinners (traditional, arr. Woody Guthrie) Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection [Disc 2] Amazon
8Oscar Brand The Tenderfoot Pie In The Sky Amazon
9The Blue Sky Boys Trail To Mexico American Roots- A History Of American Folk Music: [Disc 1] Amazon
10Marc Williams The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats Amazon
11Mac Wiseman Turkey In The Straw Sings Old Time Country Favorites Amazon
12The Blue Sky Boys Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Amazon
13Dan Zanes I Was Born Almost Ten Thousand Years Ago Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
14Dan Zanes California Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
15Hylo Brown Sweet Betsy From Pike Legends & Tall Tales Amazon
16BR5-49 Sweet Betsy from Pike Song of America Amazon
17Tennessee Ernie Ford Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot This Lusty Land Amazon
18Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers The Old Gray Mare And The Skillet Lickers Vol. 2 Amazon
19David Rawlings Money Is the Meat in the Coconut Poor David's Almanack Amazon
20Kilby Snow Chicken Reel (Folk) Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp Amazon
21The Everly Brothers Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Amazon
22Carolina Chocolate Drops Sourwood Mountain Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind Amazon
23Molly Mason & Jay Ungar The Lover's Lament The Lovers' Waltz Amazon
24Marty Robbins Red River Valley All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
25Dick Curless Red River Valley A Tombstone Every Mile (7CD Set) CD2 (1950-1969) Amazon
26The Doc Watson Family One Morning In May Tradition Amazon
27Dave Van Ronk Kentucky Moonshiner Inside Dave Van Ronk Amazon
28Otis Redding Down In The Valley Dreams To Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
29Slim Whitman Down In The Valley Country Greats #2 Amazon
30Bob Dylan Froggie Went A-Courtin' Good As I Been To You Amazon
31Tex Ritter Froggie Went A-Courtin' Singing In The Saddle Amazon
32Dan Zanes The Monkey's Wedding Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
33Doc Watson The Ship That Never Returned My Dear Old Southern Home Amazon
34Hank Penny It Ain't Gonna Rain No More King Of Hillbilly Bebop [Disc 1] Amazon

Lonely Avenue

Blues from a lonely place. From blues to doo wop to southern soul…from behind prison walls to that singular window in that singular room looking out from a high-rise hotel onto a busy street in urban anywhere, America. Today’s music is all about being alone. Our show explores songs written with the lonesome muse on the shoulder. Ray Charles, Joe Liggins, Earl King, and Champion Jack Dupree join in as we ponder lonesome times from the heart of the solitary blues.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Booker T. & The MG's Lonely Avenue Green Onions Amazon
3Ray Charles Lonely Avenue Doc Pomus: Singer And Songwriter [Disc 2] Amazon
4Mel Walker Feelin' Mighty Lonesome Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 6] West Coast Blues V2 Amazon
5Johnny Ace So Lonely Memorial Album Amazon
6Smiley Turner Lonely Boy Blues Mercury R&B Story '45-'55 – [Disc 5]: West Coast Blues V1 Amazon
7Julia Lee Have You Ever Been Lonely Kansas City Star [Disc 2] Amazon
8Irma Thomas Woman Left Lonely My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon
9Maxine Sullivan Kind'a Lonesome Classic Hoagy Carmichael [Disc 1] Amazon
10T-Bone Walker Blue Mood Best Of Black & White & Imperial Years Amazon
11Shakey Jake Gimme A Smile The Bluesville Years Volume 10: Country Roads, Country Days Amazon
12The Holmes Brothers I'm So Lonely Simple Truths Amazon
13Joe Liggins Blues For Tanya Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Amazon
14Sam Cooke Lonely Island The Man Who Invented Soul [Box Set] (1 of 4) Amazon
15Eddie Burns Lonely Man Plea Delmark: 50 Years Of Jazz & Blues: Blues [Disc 1] Amazon
16James Winfield Lonely, Lonely, Nights Lonely Lonely Nights Amazon
17Champion Jack Dupree Lonely Road Blues Two Classic Albums Plus Singles Amazon
18Chris Kenner I'm Lonely, Take Me Land of 1000 Dances Amazon
19Earl King Those Lonely Lonely Nights Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound Amazon
20Eddie Boyd Got Lonesome Here Third Degree (The Blues Collection Vol.58) Amazon
21Johnny Bragg Hurt & Lonely The Johnny Bragg Story Amazon
22Violet Hall (All Alone) I Sit And Cry The Mercury Blues Story (1945-1955) – Southwest Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
23Fats Domino I'm Alone Because I Love You Out Of New Orleans, Vol. 8 Amazon
24Clarence "Frogman" Henry Lonely Street Ain't Got No Home: The Best Of Clarence "Frogman" Henry Amazon
25Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon
26Lowell Fulson Everyday I Have The Blues Trying to Find My Baby Amazon
27Smiley Lewis Lonesome Highway ABC Of The Blues Vol 25 Amazon
28Nappy Brown I'm Getting Lonesome Down In The Alley – The Complete Savoy Singles A's & B's Amazon
29Little Richard Lonesome And Blue The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection Amazon
30Ray Charles & Betty Carter Alone Together Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated To You Amazon
31Ella Fitzgerald I'm the Lonesomest Gal in Town Chronological Classics: Ella Fitzgerald 1940-41 Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman Lonesome Female Blues – The Remaining Titles Vol. 2 (1938-1949) Amazon
33Julia Lee Back Street (06-13-47) 1947 Amazon

Women of 60s Southern Soul

Their songs are iconic and their voices, unforgettable. From the deep south and southeast, from the church choirs to the small urban clubs, there were only a handful of female soul vocalists who hit it big with crossover chart sounds.  But there were so many more whose voices did not find the venue or the right producer or label to take them to the next level. They were mostly unknown but in our show this week, we’ll try to share examples of what might have been. We’ll hear from Veda Brown, Carla Thomas, Ruby Johnson, and the great Judy Clay on a show full of upbeat and backbeat soul, brass, Stax, and Volt. Discover those female soul sounds that continue to inspire and influence…here on Deeper Roots on a Friday morning in West County.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Veda Brown Short Stopping Stax 50th Anniversary Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
3Barbara & the Browns In My Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
4Barbara & the Browns My Lover The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
5Carla Thomas B-A-B-Y Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
6Carla Thomas I Want to Be Your Baby The Queen Alone Amazon
7Carla Thomas Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going) The Queen Alone [Expanded Reissue] Amazon
8Jean Wells Have A Little Mercy Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
9Jean Wells Ordinary Woman Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
10Barbara Stephens I Don't Worry 60's Southern Soul, Vol. 2 Amazon
11Veda Brown Take It Off Her (And Put It On Me) Private Numbers Amazon
12Barbara Lynn You'll Lose A Good Thing Art Laboe's Dedicated To You, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Barbara Lynn You're Losing Me After Hours 3 – More Northern Soul Masters Amazon
14Ruby Johnson Come to Me My Darling The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (6 of 9) Amazon
15Ruby Johnson I'll Run Your Hurt Away Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
16Irma Thomas Gone Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
17Irma Thomas Look Up (AKA Whenever) Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
18Irma Thomas Ruler of My Heart Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
19Mitty Collier I Had A Talk With My Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
20Sugar Pie DeSanto Here You Come Running Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
21Fontella Bass The Soul Of A Man Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
22Judy Clay You Can't Run Away from Your Heart The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (8 of 9) Amazon
23Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
24Judy Clay & William Bell Love-Eye-Tis Private Numbers Amazon
25Betty Harris Cry to Me Soul from the South Amazon
26Betty Harris Mean Man Soul from the South Amazon
27Betty Harris I'm Evil Tonight Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 2-2 1957- Amazon
28Linda Lyndell What A Man Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
29Etta James Pushover Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
30Wendy Rene Give You What I Got The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 Disc 4 Amazon
31Wendy Rene After Laughter (Comes Tears) Oxford American 10th Anniversary Music Sampler, [Disc 1]: "Future Masters" [Oxford American, 2008] Amazon
32Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
33Shirley Brown Woman To Woman Stax Number Ones Amazon

Naughty Blues

For goodness sake! We’re going to toss aside our puritan ethics (what ethics, you ask) and look towards the sideways glances and double entendres for our inspiration this week on Deeper Roots. Songs about Sam The Hot Dog Man, keyholes, sugar bowls, poodles, jockeys, and lemons…all subjects that find their way in and around the blues in an auspiciously direct route to the heart of the matter. We’ve got the naughty blues today…songs that will encourage a blush or two…or three. We’ve got The Swallows, Lil’ Johnson, Emma Barrett, Tampa Red, and a host of other blues greats on a Sonoma County spring morning. Be sure to tune in and find your own blush point…

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Delta Rhythm Boys Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me I Dreamt I Dwelt In Harlem Amazon
3Crown Prince Waterford Move Your Hand Baby Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
4Barrelhouse Annie If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
5Memphis Minnie Dirty Mother For You Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
6Tampa Red Let Me Play With Your Poodle ABC Of The Blues Vol 38 Amazon
7Lightnin' Hopkins Let Me Play With Poodle Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
8Hattie Hart I Let My Daddy Do That Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
9Emma Barrett I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll Sweet Emma Amazon
10Butterbeans & Susie I Wanna Hot Dog For My Roll [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
11Lil Johnson Sam The Hot Dog Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
12Mabel Scott Just Give Me A Man Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
13Connie Allen Rocket 69 Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
14The Swallows It Ain't The Meat It's The Motion Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
15Julia Lee My Man Stands Out The Essential Julia Lee Vol 1 Amazon
16Julia Lee King Size Papa Kansas City Star [Disc 3] Amazon
17Al Miller I Found Your Keyhole Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
18Charlie Pickett Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon Vintage Sex Songs Amazon
19Bessie Smith Kitchen Man Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
20Bessie Smith Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl The Essential Bessie Smith Amazon
21Hunter & Jenkins Lollypop Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
22Frankie Half Pint Jaxon and The Harlem Hamfats Wet It [Explicit] Those Dirty Blues Volume 1 [Explicit] Amazon
23Victoria Spivey How Do You Do It That Way? Black Snake Blues – The Best Of Amazon
24Madelyn James Stinging Snake Blues Vintage Songs of Sex, Drugs & Cigarettes Amazon
25Lucille Bogan Skin Game Blues [Album Version] Shave 'Em Dry: The Best Of Lucille Bogan Amazon
26Lil Johnson Get 'Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) [Album Version] Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
27Lonnie Johnson I Got The Best Jelly Rollin In Town Dirty Blues [Disc 2] Amazon
28Wynonie Harris Hard Ridin Mama Playful Baby Amazon
29Bull Moose Jackson Big Ten Inch Record Badman Jackson Thats Me Amazon
30Blu Lu Barker Don't You Feel My Leg Chronological Blue Lu Barker (1946-1949) Amazon
31Blu Lu Barker Buy Me Some Juice Don't You Feel My Leg Amazon
32Lillie Mae Kirkman He's Just My Size Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts & Lollypops Amazon
33Lil Johnson & Black Bob Press My Button, Ring My Bell Flashbacks #3 CopulationBlues 1926-1940 Amazon